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Planters Give Ontario the Gift of 369,473 Trees for 150th Birthday

Planters Give Ontario the Gift of 369,473 Trees for 150th Birthday

Join Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge to Plant a Tree and Fight Climate Change in 2017

Toronto, ON, July 13, 2017 – Forests Ontario thanks the partners, businesses, community groups, schools, families, and individuals who have joined in Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge by planting 369,473 trees to date this year. This spring, Forests Ontario and the Ontario government invited all Ontarians to participate in the Green Leaf Challenge to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial.... Read More

Trees for the Bees

Trees for the Bees

Karin Tomosky recognized as a Forests Ontario Green Leader for her commitment to building pollinator habitat

In 2011, Karin Tomosky returned to the Milton-area property where she grew up. The land has a rich history; it was granted heritage status after Karin’s mother found arrowheads dating back to when the Attawandarons, a First Nations community, lived in the area. Karin’s goals were twofold: preserve the land and help the environment. She... Read More

Forests Ontario Announces 2017 Ontario Envirothon Champion

Forests Ontario Announces 2017 Ontario Envirothon Champion

Ontario’s largest environmental competition connects youth to the outdoors

LINDSAY, ON, May 31, 2017 — Today marked the final day of the 2017 Envirothon—Ontario’s largest environmental competition. The top 100 students, from across the province, congregated at Lindsay Ontario’s Fleming College with hope their team would be titled Ontario Envirothon Provincial Champions. This year’s Ontario Envirothon Champion is University of Toronto Schools from Toronto, who... Read More

Sunderland Sand & Gravel Pit Open House

Sunderland Sand & Gravel Pit Open House

Annual Open House offers public behind the scenes view of Sunderland Sand & Gravel Pit

Sunderland, ON, May 29th 2017 – On Saturday, May 27th, Canada Building Materials (CBM) hosted their Annual Open House at their Sunderland Sand & Gravel Pit. The event offered the public a behind the scenes look at the facilities and operations at the Sunderland Pit, which has provided raw materials for construction projects in the... Read More

Forestry Connects and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Introduce Teens to Forestry Careers

Forestry Connects and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Introduce Teens to Forestry Careers

KENORA, ON, May 26, 2017—Forestry Connects, an annual Forests Ontario program which educates high school students on careers in the forestry sector, was held from May 25th-26th with generous support from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). Schools from Ontario and Manitoba congregated in Kenora, Ontario for two full-days of outdoor workshops, camping activities, and interaction with... Read More

Enbridge Gas Distribution Joins the Green Leaf Challenge

Enbridge Gas Distribution Joins the Green Leaf Challenge

Tree planting events in four communities across Ontario part of initiative to plant and count three million trees in 2017

Toronto, ON, May 18, 2017 – Forests Ontario welcomes Enbridge Gas Distribution as a major supporter of Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge. The Green Leaf Challenge is an initiative launched in partnership by Forests Ontario and the Government of Ontario in celebration of Ontario150. In 2017, Ontarians are invited to celebrate this milestone year by planting... Read More

Community Volunteers Plant 10,000 Trees in Sudbury’s Kivi Park

Community Volunteers Plant 10,000 Trees in Sudbury’s Kivi Park

Planting restores key areas of park and supports the Green Leaf Challenge’s goal of planting three million trees in 2017

Sudbury, ON, May 13th, 2017 – Today, volunteers and representatives from CAA North & East (NEO) joined Forests Ontario for a community tree plant at Kivi Park in Sudbury. More than 300 volunteers took part in a marathon planting event from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., planting 10,000 native seedlings as part of Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge.... Read More

Growing the St. Marys Forest

Growing the St. Marys Forest

Forests Ontario and CBM Partner to Enhance the Sunderland Sand & Gravel Pit

Sunderland, ON, May 11, 2017 – In 2017, Forests Ontario is joining forces with Canada Building Materials (CBM), part of the North American operations of Votorantim Cimentos, to convert almost 25 acres of the restored Sunderland Sand & Gravel Pit into healthy and productive native forest. Across all of its sites in Ontario, CBM’s Aggregates... Read More

Hiram Walker & Sons joins Forests Ontario and the City of Windsor to Plant Trees and take the Green Leaf Challenge

Hiram Walker & Sons joins Forests Ontario and the City of Windsor to Plant Trees and take the Green Leaf Challenge

WINDSOR, ON, May 9, 2017 – Today at Windsor’s Thompson Park, Hiram Walker & Sons Limited joined Forests Ontario, Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd., and the City of Windsor to plant 200 trees. This planting event is part of Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge, an initiative launched by Forests Ontario and the Ontario government inviting Ontarians... Read More

Latest Ontario Heritage Trees Celebrate Windsor’s Pre-Confederation History and Connections to War of 1812

Latest Ontario Heritage Trees Celebrate Windsor’s Pre-Confederation History and Connections to War of 1812

WINDSOR, May 8th, 2017 – Forests Ontario is pleased to announce the recognition of two Ontario Heritage Trees in Windsor. Both trees are living monuments rooted in Windsor’s pre-confederation  past and boast connections to figures connected to the War of 1812. Trees are not just beautiful landmarks and the heart of healthy ecosystems, but characters... Read More